A KEIGHLEY firm’s computer game has revealed differences between the generations in the way they type.

Online mobility company Fenetic Wellbeing discovered that millennials are best typists, typing on average 40.7% more words in 60-seconds than older generations.

But, according to the company’s analysis of how people played the Typing Game, the younger typists make more errors.

Fenetic Wellbeing, which sells equipment like recliner chairs and mobility scooters, wanted to learn more about typing accuracy across different age groups.

Game users were given 60 seconds to type out as many words as they could, and as accurately as possible.

The game was initially created to help older generations improve their touch-typing, focusing on speed and accuracy.

The game has since been played by a mixture of generations revealing key themes amongst different age brackets.

Younger users proved themselves the fastest typists, but their accuracy was much lower than older generations. Millennials, those aged 20 to 25, made the most errors (averaging around 2.1 errors per 60-seconds) with the majority of those plays taking place on a mobile device.

The data suggests that while millennials are more tech savvy than previous generations, they are prepared to sacrifice accuracy in favour of speed, which could be linked to stereotypical millennial lifestyle.

Tom Applebee, founder of Fenetic Wellbeing, said: “What started as a way to connect with our core customer base has become a fascinating piece of research we had to share.

“We were unsurprised to see that younger generations were the faster typers but it’s interesting to see that accuracy takes the backseat.

“Growing up using text abbreviations and emojis has perhaps built a generation of people who prioritise delivering a message quickly over getting it right. There’s no judgement from us on any generation.

“For us, the data backs up the cultural shift we’ve seen over the last 20 years with learnings to be taken from both sides.”

Mr Applebee said the research also raised questions about future generations and what we can expect from them in years to come.

He said that as voice control technology continued to develop, it was likely that typing would become less essential.

Visit feneticwellbeing.com/typing-test to play the game.